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Find out what’s happening in your area and connect with
people in your community and beyond!


If you’re wondering what CERTs is up to in your area, click on your region below to learn
more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
your neck of the woods. We would also like to connect you with local groups working on
clean energy. Stay in the loop via email, Facebook, Twitter, and however else you connect.

Regional Highlights

Place your cursor on a region on the map to learn more about what each region is working on, and click to visit the region's page.

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Featured Event

Feb 19 28th annual Energy Design Conf... in Dultuh
8:00am to 5:30pm
Join the 28th annual Energy Design Conference & Expo at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center! Learn about the latest in energy-efficient building and technologies, renewable energy, best practices, and responsible...

Upcoming Events

in West St. Paul
6:00pm to 8:00pm
This is the last of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been...
in Rochester
12:00pm
Kevin Bright, Rochester DMC Sustainability Director, invites you to the inaugural Sustainability Series kick-off event scheduled on Wednesday, December 13th at the Rochester Public Library from 12 -1 pm. Each month,...
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Josh Quinnell, Ph. D. Senior Research Engineer from the Center for Energy and Environment will discuss new transport membrane humidifier (TMH) technology can retrofit the standard older furnaces to make them as or more...
in Cottage Grove
8:00am to 8:00pm
Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment...
in Cottage Grove
8:00am to 8:00pm
Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment...

Testimonials about CERTs

University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
CERTs has been a very important partner to our organization as we have evolved into THE voice for sustainability on the Iron Range. Whether it is by helping to judge our Green Inventors Contest for area youth, by participating in the wildly successful Iron...
- Don Graves
Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS)
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell apart...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
With the help of folks at CERTs, the City of Royalton started at the very beginning of its renewable energy journey by doing an energy audit. The energy audit showed the council and residents that making renewable energy changes can impact the environment and...
- Andrea Lauer
City of Royalton
CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission